Jams

Tomato Apple Jam – Healthy Jam

Sweet and thick jam with a touch of cinnamon and black pepper. Tomato Apple Jam is a delicious combination of vegetable and fruit.

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Tomato Apple Jam

Both tomato and apple have a good amount of pectin. Pectin is a naturally occurring substance that makes jellies gel and gives jams their spread consistency. Apples and tomatoes contain a particularly high amount of pectin which helps jam to set. Apple pectin is available in the skin and pulp of fresh apples.

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Healthy Combination

Tomato Apple Jam – Healthy Jam

Ingredients:
Apple – 4 small
Tomato – 6 small
Sugar – 1 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one lemon

Method:

  1. Wash the tomatoes under running water. Boil them in a deep bottomed saucepan on high flame with 1 cup of water for 5 minutes (covered).
  2. Once done, take out the tomatoes and peel the skin, chop them into small pieces.
  3. Cut apple into small pieces (with skin).
  4. Put chopped apples, chopped boiled tomato, and cinnamon powder into a deep saucepan with 3/4 cup of water.
  5. Cook, it covered for 10 minutes on medium-high flame.
  6. Switch off the flame and allow to cool down completely.
  7. Put boiled apple, and tomato into a grinder. Now make a smooth puree. It yields 2 cups of puree.
  8. Now add sugar and cook on medium-low flame for 10 minutes. Now add black pepper powder and mix well.
  9. Once jam starts to thickens switch off the flame. Allow jam to cool down completely.
  10. Now add lemon juice and mix well.
  11. Yummy Tomato Apple Jam is ready to serve.
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Tomato Apple Jam

Tips:

  • Lift jam with a spatula and pour jam, it should flow together and not in drops.
  • Pour few drops of prepared jam on a plate if it spreads then it’s not ready if it stays firm without moving then the jam is ready.
  • Allow jam to cool completely. Then store in a clean and dry glass jar.
  • Keep jam in the refrigerator after every use. Use a clean and dry spoon.
  • It last long for 3 months.
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